BuDhaGirl has been captivated by sari cloth, amazed at its richness of colors, textures, embellishments, and embroideries. Now, BuDhaGirl is paying tribute to this amazing cloth by creating Sari Totes, made from 100% upcycled sari cloth.

These pieces of unique Sari fabric were once full swaths of cloth headed to a landfill, and now with their partners in India, BuDhaGirl rescued these fabulous fabrics and created a must-have tote bag for women, The Sari.

For every Sari Tote sold, BuDhaGirl will donate $10.00 to CRY America, an NGO charity that has helped over 700,000 children, focusing on the areas of Education, Health & Nutrition, Safety & Protection, and Child Participation.

 

To know more: https://budhagirl.com/pages/sari-totes

Won’t you please help us make a difference?

Thank you,
The BuDhaGirl Team

 

COVID did more damage to students from underprivileged communities than any other section of society. Dhanyasri was one such student studying in the 10th grade.  Dhanyasri’s school was closed for two years due to Covid & when they returned to school, the infrastructure was affected – the toilets were damaged with no water facility and not in a condition for the girls to use. In order to avoid visiting the toilets, Dhanyasri & her friends did not drink water the whole day and ended up with urinary infections in a few weeks. She had to stay away from school for many days. Also during her period, Dhanyasri would stay home for 4 days every month and miss out on her studies. All this because of no proper toilets in school.

Several schools in India do not have toilets for girls. Of the ones that do, several are either unusable or in extremely bad condition. This leads to increased dropout rate amongst girl children – especially as they grow older.

Your contribution can ensure girls have access to proper sanitation facilities in school & they are not forced to take leaves or drop out completely from school.  Educated girls grow up to be empowered women and can influence the communities they live in, for good.

Hi everyone!

I am having my Kathak Rangmanch Pravesh on August 28, and I am so excited to share this day with my loved ones! I want to share generosity through this event by helping underprivileged kids in India, so I have decided to set up a fundraiser with Child Rights and You for this event. Please help me reach my donation goal and share the love so kids in India can have a better future.

In gratitude,
Mihira

AllGoRhythms is one of Seattle’s most popular Bollywood orchestras. It has performed several sold-out fund-raiser events for local charities.

 

AllGoRhythms started in 1999 as a small group of Bollywood music lovers who also loved to perform for a good cause. Since then, it has performed several sold-out shows in the Seattle area. The concerts typically include golden oldies as well as the latest foot-tapping chart-busters.Partnering with Child Rights and You (CRY) America once again this year AllgoRhythms is back with a new performance titled Bhag Bhag TK Bose, a musical comedy.

 

CRY America is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission “to enable people to take responsibility for the situation of underprivileged children, especially Indian, and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realize their full potential, and people to discover their potential for action and change.”

 

All proceeds from the show go directly to CRY to help ensure that basic rights of education, healthcare and protection from exploitation and abuse are restored to underprivileged children, including street children, girl children; children bonded in labor, children of commercial sex workers, physically and mentally challenged children and children in institutions.

 

Ayee left for her heavenly abode on 29th March 2022 to reunite with our beloved grandfather after being apart for 23 long years.

She was the veteran of our family who lived through India under British rule, Indian independence, rapid change in technology, changes from telegram to letters to telephone to mobile phone to internet to video calls and the pandemic. She adapted to all these changes better than a lot of people from the younger generations.

She was an epitome of strength and we all looked up to her.

Ayee and Baba showered each one of us with so much love. Every vacation in India meant getting spoiled by our grandparents. Summers in India were the best time of our lives. Its hard to accept that Ayee is no longer with us but only thing that keeps us moving is knowing the fact that Ayee is now with Baba, Daddy, and Vinay mam.

May her soul attain Sadgati 🙏🏻

 

 

I have set up this page in memory of my father Mr. Natvarlal Patel to honor his memory & the teachings that he left us with.

He will forever be remembered by us: those that he inspired and motivated to be better and those of us that will carry his winning attitude forward. The traits that made him an extraordinary man are just a small fraction of who he was in life and more importantly, how he chose to affect the lives of others.

He was a traditional person but he strongly believed that girls should be independent & encouraged all the girls in his family to be strong & independent. He instilled the confidence in them so they could face any challenges life threw at them. He was a spiritual person who believed in being a humanitarian.

Even now as we cherish his thoughts & memories he has sought to further prosper the lives of others and has nobly donated his body for medical advancement.

We have been fortunate to be a part of his life & would like thank & honor him by fulfilling his wish to donate to a charity in lieu of having a cremation service. There is no cremation service, instead we are raising funds for CRY America so underprivileged children in India can have a better life. We request you to please donate any amount you wish to help us in this.

Education transforms children’s lives and it’s so important in shaping their future as well. Children deserve to learn and grow. As a result of the pandemic, online education became such a vital part of our children’s lives, however, many marginalized kids could not attend their schools due to a lack of digital aid. Due to the worsening Covid situation, many children were also forced to work in order to support their families.

Children are our future. Let’s come together to ensure that they’re able to continue their education and have an opportunity to have a better life

You can also ensure children have your continuous support by donating a small amount every month. You can start with as little $15-20 every month to ensure sustainable change in the lives of children. This is a very flexible way of supporting children as you can stop/discontinue simply by sending an email to support@cryamerica.org. Click on this link to join Monthly Giving: https://cryamerica.org/monthly/

Vijay M Gokarn, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday January 17th 2022. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son-in laws and four beautiful grandchildren. Vijay’s life was defined by his passion for family, his ability to make everyone around him laugh and his absolute selflessness. He came to the US with only $4 in his pocket, a story that many close to him know. He worked tirelessly through the years to create a foundation for his family and friends to thrive, to love and to succeed. He achieved so much in his life professionally and personally but he never spoke a word of his success. Instead, he always chose to celebrate those around him. We will always remember his humble nature, his ability to give without receiving, his patience, his humor, his resilience and his ability to fight for those he loved. We can honor him most by loving, by living and by giving. He will forever live in our hearts with his warm smile shining upon us all.


1 in 3 child brides in the world are from India*. A shocking number which we need to change.

 

With the loss of livelihoods during the on-going crisis, underprivileged communities are forced to get their young daughters married to lessen the financial burden on the family. These girls lose out on a lot of learning as they drop out of school and have to shoulder responsibilities very early in life. There are also a lot of health issues that come their way with early pregnancies leading to children being born malnourished.

 

Children deserve a childhood instead of becoming child brides. By educating them we can give them a voice that is heard and considered. When a girl is able to go to school, she sets off a cycle of positive change.

We need YOUR support to help them rise to their true potential!

Donate generously to CRY America to protect young girls from the shackles of child marriage and give them wings to fly high!

You can also donate monthly to ensure sustainable change in the lives of young girls through recurring donations/ monthly donations.                                                                                                Click on the link to donate monthly: https://cryamerica.org/monthly/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

This year, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis around the world.  The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.

Inadequate healthcare & social protection systems, and the lack of emergency action plans for school shutdowns has made children vulnerable to child labor, child marriage, and human trafficking. 

With the help of our dedicated supporters, CRY project partners have developed innovative methods to continue protecting children’s rights in India during the pandemic.

Please consider making a $7 contribution to our Lucky 7 Campaign in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2021.

In Good Health

-CRY OC